An incredible curved cabin, which has a stunning circular bathroom and a bathtub big enough for two!

Salamander Stoves The Hobbit Small Wood Burning Stove Installed In A Cabin Vilberie The Orchard At Fenny Castle 1

This gorgeous little cabin is tucked away on its own private spot, nestled amongst the trees in The Orchard at Fenny Castle. The cabin is hosted by the lovely Hannah and Christian, who have been planning and constructing their new glamping business venture since November 2016!

They originally planned on having one place for guests to stay, but this has morphed into an ambitious project, where they are now looking to create four different properties for guests to stay in! These are being built on their beautiful three acre site.

The grounds have been in the family for many years, and the main house, which is part-Tudor and part-Victorian, has been the family home for over forty years! Hannah and Christian began renovating back in 2014, and Vilberie is a prime example of how the years of hard work have paid off.

The cabin sleeps two people in a comfy king-size bed, which is hidden away in a cosy corner of the room. The bedroom has also been screened off with curtains, making it feel like a secret little den! The mismatch wooden cabinetry is complete with a range of luxuries, such as an induction hob and a Nespresso machine, so you’ll never feel too far from home, despite the cabin’s wild interior design and its rural setting.

Our Hobbit stove has been installed in the opposite corner, so you can watch the flames flickering away whilst you’re tucked up in bed! Our small wood burner brings life to the very heart of this cabin, and it transforms it into a warm and cosy living space that can be enjoyed all-year-round. Here, our small wood burning stove has also been fitted with the stand option. This raises the stove off of the floor slightly, providing you with a better view of your fire, and creating a nifty space right beneath the stove for storing fuel.

The Hobbit stove is perfect for cabins and other small spaces, as our tiny wood burner is just the right size, and it kicks out plenty of heat. When it comes to installing our small stove, make sure you take a look through the wide range of flue kits that we’ve designed, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

The cabin also stays toasty warm thanks to its open-plan design. After a chilly day spent exploring the Mendip Hills, Ebbor Gorge or Deer Leap, which are all just a short drive away, you can hop back inside the cabin and warm up in front of the Hobbit stove!

If you fancy a more relaxed stay, then you can wander around the grounds and admire the lake that’s surrounded by weeping willows, watching the variety of fish, ducks and wildfowl as they pass by. The woods around the cabin actually used to be a cider orchard, which is where the cabin gets its name; Vilberie is a traditional, but rarely used Somerset apple.

The woods are now a beautiful arboretum, and the grounds attract a wide range of wildlife. During your stay, you might spot some deer, foxes and badgers exploring the area, and there’s plenty of buzzards and kites soaring high up above the cabin! 

The surrounding area is also a great spot for walking and birdwatching, and there’s three different RSPB reserves nearby at Shapwick Heath, Ham Wall and Westhay. If you visit in winter, then you might get to witness the breathtaking murmurations of starlings, and our Hobbit stove will be there to keep you warm and cosy throughout your stay!

No matter what time of year you decide to stay at Vilberie, the incredible circular bathroom will always be the star of the show. This amazing room has underfloor heating and an incredible solid granite bathtub that weighs two tonnes! There’s enough space to sit side-by-side with your partner, and there’s a shower directly above you, as well as a smart tv that’s fiited to the wall.

When it seems things couldn’t get any better, there’s even a goat farm just next door! You can stroll through the country lanes to Wookey, where you can pet the friendly goats. There’s also a vineyard to the north that produces cider and award-winning wine, and there’s three pubs within walking distance from the cabin.

If you want to find out more about this dreamy space, then make sure you visit the listing for Vilberie on Canopy and Stars to book your stay today! Make sure you also follow The Orchard at Fenny on Instagram and Facebook, to stay up-to-date with all of the ongoing progress that Hannah and Christian are making with their new glamping wonderland!

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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

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The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

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First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

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Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

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Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


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Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


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Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

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A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

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Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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